Michelin tires on tow vehicle
I have a 2000 diesel Excrsion purchased new.
Since my o.e.m. Firestones blew out (later recalled) at 12,000 miles I have been running Goodrich All Terrain Radial T.A., first in load range D and then E's when they stopped making D's. I thought I needed these because I drive a lot in hot weather and on crummy Mexican roads. I used to drive off road but have not done that in several years. The Goodrich's have an agressive tread and a triple sidewall layer and beat me black and blue but never did let me down.
In 210,000 miles I went through five sets of them.
The ride on my Ex was like an oxcart, but I thought that was the nature of the beast. I spent lots of $$ on my front end with two sets of ball joints, tie rods, sway bars, hubs, ect.
When my last set of Goodrich's started throwing hunks of tread, I thought would switch to Michelins in hopes of improving the ride as they made a huge difference in the ride of my Airstream when I switched to them.
I got a set of LTX 265 R 75 16 LRE and it is like I have a new tow vehicle. The ride is much improved, the tires track very well, and they are less noisy. The Goodrich's made a hum and the Excursion protested the stiff tires with a crash every time we hit a big pothole.
I used to end a day's drive with a knot betwen my shoulders, but after this drive I felt less fatigued.
I wish I had started with these tires in the first place.